Miami Heat: Dwyane Wade, Udonis Haslem, Shaq & others celebrate mothers day

Dwyane Wade (L) and Shaquille O'Neal (R) of the Miami Heat celebrate after winning the NBA Finals 95-92 in Game Six against the Dallas Mavericks 20 June 2006 at the American Airlines Center (JEFF HAYNES/AFP via Getty Images)
Dwyane Wade (L) and Shaquille O'Neal (R) of the Miami Heat celebrate after winning the NBA Finals 95-92 in Game Six against the Dallas Mavericks 20 June 2006 at the American Airlines Center (JEFF HAYNES/AFP via Getty Images) /

The Miami Heat would be nothing without the many moms responsible for some of the greats. Dwyane Wade, Udonis Haslem, & Shaq, to name a few, show us here.

The Miami Heat are an organization built from the top down. They know that Pat Riley is the shot caller when it comes to all things basketball.

They also know that his surrogate in the locker room, on the sidelines, and as the voice to the players is one Erik Spoelstra. Basically, in the Miami Heat’s house, they are the parents.

While they may be the parents in the Miami Heat’s house, oftentimes long before a player was ever even thinking about becoming a professional athlete or NBA player, he was listening to the parents in his own house. While fathers are amazing, special, loving, caring, and awesome in their own right, nothing beats the love, affection, and tenderness shown by a mom.

There is absolutely nothing out there, it’s undefeated. With that in mind, here is a look around the world of the Miami Heat on this Mother’s Day.

Let’s see some of the lovely ladies responsible for some of our all-time favorite players and some of the most exciting moments in our lives. Here we go.

Dwyane Wade

The greatest player in Miami Heat franchise history, Dwyane Wade, “loves him some” of his mother, as he says in the caption of one of his tribute post to his mom from his Instagram page. We learned a lot about this relationship in his documentary, Wade: Life Unexpected.

Although things happened that caused them to miss out on a bit of time, it’s good that they are back where they need to be now. In case we have never said it, thanks mama Flash for giving us him!

Udonis Haslem

The “OG” himself, Udonis Haslem, took to his social media to thank the three women he sees as most responsible for making him the man he is today. There is nothing that we can say here that is more powerful than the way he captioned his post.

Needless to say, it was just as powerful and purposeful as he is on the court. Don’t retire UD, don’t ever retire.

Bam Adebayo

A man that constantly lets the world know how much his mother means to him, Bam Adebayo sees her as he sees his Twitter handle, one of one. He always notes how he remembers the sacrifices she made to help him get to where he is, from their humble beginnings to bringing her down to Miami with him.

When tasked to answer how it feels about now being able to take care of his mother, here is what Bam had to say, via

“It’s indescribable. Just being able to tell your mom, ‘You don’t have to work anymore.’ She can just sit back and relax and you can buy her whatever she needs.” Well put, but would you expect anything less from Adebayo, especially considering all we have learned since he arrived in Miami.

Justise Winslow

Since traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in the deal that saw the Miami Heat land Solomon Hill, Andre Iguodala, and Jae Crowder, Justise Winslow has still yet to take the floor this season, even with about a month between being traded and the suspension being put into place.

Although he isn’t in Miami anymore, as far as playing the game of professional basketball, there are still attachments to the former Miami Heat draft pick out of Duke. Speaking of attachments though, here is an illustration of his to his special lady.

More often than not, simpler is better. Simple was the best here as Justise said it best. A simple “Love You Mommy” is all it takes.


When you are as big as Shaquille O’Neal is, your love and appreciation have to match it. Furthermore, any lady that was responsible for feeding and clothing the person that grew this way deserves all the credit and respect. Here is a dedication to that lady from the former Miami Heat champion and all-time NBA great.

Even The Diesel needs his mom. As his post says, Moms aren’t just heroes on Mother’s Day, but every day.

Next. The 15 Greatest Dwyane Wade moments of all time. dark

While we can’t wait for actual Miami Heat basketball to get back to action, days like these remind us of what it’s really all about. Go be with the lady you call mom and enjoy the rest of their special day!